Zero Hedge - Is Ukraine Hiding A Huge Radiation Leak At The Largest Nuclear Power Plant In Europe?
Today, we get information of a leaked report sourced from three different place – unconfirmed for now (but RT is trying to verify) – that Ukrainian nuclear scientists misled the public and a radioactive leak has been detected – citing the country’s emergency services claiming that levels of radiation are 16.3 times the legally permitted norm.
Romania is next to the Ukraine.
Here are re-posts of reports by me, of very high detections from private Romania radiation monitoring stations. These detections occurred in late November, and early December 2014.
The Zero Hedge article, and these detections, suggest there has been a recent serious radiation incident in the Ukraine, that is being covered up.
Another significant detection at Timisoara Romania, on the 7th December 2014, peak 0.38 uSv/hr.
It is not nearly as large as the other recent detections of 4.8 uSv/hr, 1.81 uSv/hr, 1.17uSv/hr and 2.41 uSv/hr. These were very large free air Gamma detections from two different private Romanian monitoring stations.
This Romanian news article when translated indicates if a nuclear release did occur at the Ukrainian Zaporozhye NPP, it would stay no longer than a day over Northern Romania.
Extract: (I used the google translate service.)
Radioactive cloud in Romania, after the nuclear accident in Ukraine
06/12/2014 EVENT INFORMATION USEFUL No comments
From the first data announced by the National Meteorological administration, pollutant cloud will remain in the next 24 hours and northern border of Romania. In the first analysis, before all environmental factors values were within the natural limits. This might change, however, in the following days.
Still a lot of unanswered questions remain with these high detections occurring in Romania on two of the privately run Global Radiation Monitoring Network stations at the time.
Alert level Carei Northern Romania – 27th November 2014.
The alert detection in Timisoara Romania on the 26th and now Carei on the 27th, would appear to be confirmation of a major adioactive release somewhere in Europe in the last couple days. Carei is north of Timisoara in Romania.
More investigation would be needed to try and pinpoint the source, and it may not be from Romania.
These detections where on the private Global Radiation Monitoring Network, Drag and zoom World map to see stations.
Alert level for Timisoara Romania 26th November 2014 peak 4.48 uSv/hr.
Another Alert level for Timisoara Romania 1st December 2014, peak 2.41 uSv/hr.
These detections suggest there have been recent major releases, from a nuclear facility in Europe.
It is early spring here, and UV levels are already predicted to be at very high levels by mid week.
Radiation contamination of the environment on the scale of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, has much broader effects than just detectable increases of radiation in air and water spreading out from Japan. It affects the dynamics of the entire biosphere!
A possible new cause for upper atmosphere damage is from the large Fukushima krypton-85 and other radioactive releases. This is creating a Planetary Thermal Imbalance & Extreme UV Levels. Planetary Thermal Imbalance is indicated by record breaking extremes in worldwide hot and cold temperatures. The large difference between hot and cold creates extreme weather events.
Extreme UV levels are now being detected in both Northern and Southern Hemisphere, spring and summer. I am suggesting that the increase in Northern hemisphere UV has been caused by atmosphere damage from the large amount of ionizing radiation released into the Northern Hemisphere upper atmosphere, by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
This will potentially lead to significant increases in skin cancer rates and eye cataracts, in the both the human and animal populations. In my opinion, it is important to now monitor both local ionizing and daily UV radiation levels. During UV events, if possible, stay out of the Sun, or wear good UV rated wrap around sunglasses and protective clothing, plus research UV protection methods.
If you run a public available live radiation monitoring station, also consider providing links to local UV monitoring on your page. Do a search, and you will find sites that provide local, or regional daily UV level forecasts.
This article appeared in October 2011.
NASA Pinpoints Causes of 2011 Arctic Ozone Hole
"You can safely say that 2011 was very atypical: In over 30 years of satellite records, we hadn't seen any time where it was this cold for this long," said Susan E. Strahan, an atmospheric scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and main author of the new paper, which was recently published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres."
Comment: (My opinion)
"You can safely say that 2011 was very atypical"
I observed in 2011, that small solar storm events where producing Northern Light displays, way down into Southern states in the USA. I have been a sun watcher for many years, and know it was very unusual for such small solar events, to produce such Northern Light displays, so far south. Our atmosphere is an electrical system, and these unusual Northern lights displays indicated that the electrical dynamics of the upper atmosphere had been changed by the large radioactive releases from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), the main cause of atmospheric Ozone destruction had been reduced significantly. Because of a worldwide ban on CFC's, by 2010 the Southern Ozone hole was showing signs of repair. This 1994 research paper indicates a cause, upper atmosphere damage from the large Fukushima krypton-85 releases.
Climate risks by radioactive krypton-85 from nuclear fission Atmospheric-electrical and air-chemical effects of ionizing radiation in the atmosphere.
"The study shows that krypton-85 from nuclear fission enhances air ionization and, thus, interferes with the atmospheric-electrical system and the water balance of the earth atmosphere."
Krypton-85 and other ionizing isotope contamination in the upper atmosphere has changed the upper atmosphere dynamics, and is creating extreme seasonal Northern Hemisphere UV and weather events. There are ~1000 nuclear reactors around the world. This includes nuclear power plants,research and military reactors. All these reactors release krypton-85 as part of their normal normal operations. The Fukushima nuclear disaster released enormous amounts of krypton-85. Krypton-85 releases change the atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, and the Earth's magnetic field!
More evidence to support my view that the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster has damaged the upper atmosphere, caused ozone damage, and created significant weather changes.
WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION GLOBAL ATMOSPHERE WATCH
Extract: (The extract is from the bottom of page numbered 56)
Importance Krypton-85 (85 Kr) is a radioactive noble gas which decays with a half-life of 10.76 years, emitting mainly β -particles of mean energy 251 keV. The main sources of Krypton-85 are the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants and various nuclear reactors.
The nuclear weapons tests in 1945-1963 contributed about 5% of the total Krypton-85 in the atmosphere, whereas its natural sources can be neglected. Radioactive decay is practically the only mechanism of Krypton-85 removal from the atmosphere.
The present background concentrations of Krypton-85 in the atmosphere are about 1 Bq/m 3 and are doubling every 20 years. At this level, Krypton-85 is not dangerous for human beings, but the air ionization caused by Krypton-85 decay will affect atmospheric electric properties.
If Krypton-85 continues to increase, changes in such atmospheric processes and properties as atmospheric electric conductivity, ion current, the Earth's magnetic field, formation of cloud condensation nuclei and 57 aerosols, and frequency of lightning may result and thus disturb the Earth's heat balance and precipitation patterns.
These Krypton-85 induced consequences call for Krypton-85 monitoring.
Climate threat from nuclear bombs
This nuclear war study indicates ozone damage.
"In addition, the ozone layer, which protects the surface of the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation, would be depleted by 40% over many inhabited areas and up to 70% at the poles."
Fukushima is releasing and has released large amounts of atmospheric radiation, by some estimates equal to thousands of nuclear bombs. I would say Fukushima is not generating as much soot as their simulation.
UV levels here can now frequently reach high to extreme levels in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, during spring and summer. During these events it is suggested, if possible, to stay out of the sun, or wear good UV rated sunglasses and protective clothing.
These extreme UV levels would also be damaging plants and animals, plus it also can potentially create virus and plant mutations. There is independent testing now, indicating that more damaging UVC is also now reaching the Earth's surface. (The studies linked below don't take into account UVC atmospheric penetration.)
The large number of Northern hemisphere multiple species die offs that are being reported, are possibly occurring because of a combination of ecosystem bio-accumulation of radioactive isotope contamination, chemical toxins, and from increase UV levels.
Out side of the radioactive contamination hot spots in Japan, increased oceanic and terrestrial UV radiation levels proportionally, may be causing more ecosystem damage than radioactive isotopes surface fallout. The resultant increased levels of UVB and UVC that are now reaching the Earth's surface are directly damaging individual organisms, and significantly impacting the oceanic and terrestrial food supply.
Excessive UV effects on ecosystems
"Aquatic wildlife is particularly vulnerable Phytoplankton are at the start of the aquatic food chain, which account for 30 per cent of the world's intake of animal protein. Phytoplankton productivity is restricted to the upper layer of the water where sufficient light is available. However, even at current levels, solar UV-B radiation limits reproduction and growth. A small increase in UV-B exposure could significantly reduce the size of plankton populations, which affects the environment in two ways. With less organic matter in the upper layers of the water, UV radiation can penetrate deeper into the water and affect more complex plants and animals living there. Solar UV radiation directly damages fish, shrimp, crab, amphibians and other animals during their early development. Pollution of the water by toxic substances may heighten the adverse effects of UV radiation, working its way up the food chain. Furthermore less plankton means less food for the animals that prey on them and a reduction in fish stocks, already depleted by overfishing."
Excessive UV effects plant growth
Human health and ecological consequences of ozone depletion.
Sites that provide daily UV level forecasts. (Lots more out there if you do a search.)
USA EPA Sun Wise UV Index
UK and Ireland
Australia, scroll down the page for an interactive map to search by state and location.
Local UV level links for each Australian monitoring station are now provided.
1. Missionaries on the ground are indicating that the official figures could only represent 25% to 50% of the actual infections and deaths.
2. It is a different strain of Ebola causing the present infections.
3. U.N. Agency Calls Ebola Outbreak an International Health Emergency.
Getting Ebola epidemic outbreak preparations in place could be wise. No one can predict exactly what will happen. Indications are showing exponentially increasing numbers of people getting infected, and health authorities having difficulty getting control of the outbreak. Most of you here already have preparations in place in case Fukushima went belly up. Those resources could now assist you deal with this potential threat.
From potrblog's research, in cooler climates Ebola has the potential to spread like influenza A.
For more detailed information on the Ebola situation I suggest reading the posts on the subject at,
Here are some practical things you can do, welcome to EbolaReady.com, the Ultimate Guide to Preparing for, and Surviving an Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak.
Liposomal Vitamin C
I aim not suggesting that Liposomal Vitamin C can protect you against Ebola. By staying well during the flu season it may prevent having to attend a doctor's surgery, medical center or hospital for a bad cold,flu or pneumonia treatment during an Ebola outbreak. From reports I have read it can be sometimes hard to diagnose the difference, as Ebola has flu like symptoms. So the official policy is if in dough, quarantine the person until tests prove otherwise.
Liposomal Vitamin C is a combination of vitamin C and lecithin. This combination seems to improve the up take of vitamin C by 80%! It maybe a good idea for you and your family to research taking this to fortify against flues and colds. An Oncologist in Japan Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa, has been doing ongoing research on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site workers, and has found he is getting very good results with Liposomal Vitamin C. It appears to be healing a lot of radiation damage to their bodies. He has been trying to encourage the Japanese government to educate their people about this treatment.
It maybe a good idea for you and your family to research taking this to fortify against the effects of viral infections, environmental pollution, and radioactive contamination. Because the vitamin C in this form is much easier to digest and absorb. Taking Vitamin C in this form may have much broader benefits to maintain good health in the present environment. Mixing it with fruit juice, or putting it in a smoothy makes it easy to take.
Videos on why Liposomal Vitamin C is suggested, plus a video on how to make your own. You can also purchase it in capsules, but this tends to be more costly than making your own.
Part Three ( * Liposomal Vitamin C information)
Making your own Liposomal Vitamin C, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2eqfiTxDwg&feature=related
Policemen of the city of Energodar have detained 20 activists of the Right Sector, who tried to seize the Zaporozhye NPP.
Comment: The Ukraine Zaporizhia NPP has six reactors!
It has released Americium, Plutonium and other radioactive materials into the atmosphere.
Those living downwind of the facility should probably instigate mitigation protocols.
These web sites provide an overall summary of unfolding situation, and will get you up to speed quickly.
Analysis: WIPP Is No Safe Haven For Nuclear Materials – 21st January 2011
“In essence, if water manages to penetrate whatever protection the materials are being afforded, then radioactive isotopes can be carried away to be deposited in one of the many aquifers that serve the drinking and agricultural water needs of New Mexico. As for the protection around the materials themselves, that consists of ordinary steel drums, suitable for storage in non-oxidising environments, but not suitable for any environment that would result in corrosion. As a paper written for the Sandia Laboratories – a government owned facility – states:”
“According to a study of comprehensive well records for nine townships around the WIPP site (Broadhead et al. 1995), 532 wells had been drilled in search of oil and gas by the end of 1993. Few wells had been drilled in the area prior to 1960. Between 1960 and 1989, drilling activity increased but was sporadic and never exceeded 20 wells per year. Since 1990, however, drilling has increased markedly, with annual totals increasing to a maximum of 140 wells in 1993. This increase has been partially attributable to the opening of previously restricted areas of the Potash Area to drilling. Most of these wells were drilled into the Brushy Canyon Formation of the Delaware Mountain Group.”
“Three commercial wells have been drilled for oil and gas within the boundaries of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area. Two vertical wells were drilled within the area during the 1970s; neither one became a producing well. A third well was drilled in 1982 from a location outside of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Area. The well was drilled at an angle underneath the area to intercept gas in the Atoka Formation and is currently commercially productive.”
The reports here are focused on radiation detections in food, water and the environment. OK, this is important, but I think at this point I would suggest that we all start looking at the larger implications of these detections.
1. There is now a large group of people with compromised immune systems, particularly in the Northern hemisphere.
2. This is a particularly cold Northern Winter.
3. There have been reports of an H7N9 bird flu in China, mainly Hong Kong at present, and now an H1N1 swine flu outbreak in Texas. There are new cases being reported across the U.S
4. We have large numbers of people traveling, and mixing during the holiday season.
All the evidence suggests it would be wise to,
1. Fortify your immune systems, with good food and supplements.
(Clarification regarding “Fortify your immune systems,” I was referring to eating good healthy food, and taking safe supplements etc. Taking immune boosters natural or artificial for some of these flu variants can increase risk, if you become infected. An over reaction by the immune system can create a potential for cytokine storm creation. http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-cytokine-storm.htm Hence the need to do research on the subject.)
2. Avoid contact with sick people were possible, plus avoid public places in high risk areas.
3. Research methods on how to prevent infection, good hygiene practices, and disinfection techniques.
4. Have enough food and water provisions in place too, so you can shelter in place, if a major epidemic or pandemic eventuates. The above dynamics have statistically increased the chances of this happening.
This Google service provides information on worldwide flu trends. Click on the Interactive map for information at your location. Still a work in progress, not all countries provide data.
PotrBlog has been keeping track of these out breaks and provides independent analysis. If you scroll down through the his blog list, you will find protective measures, plus the latest information on these flu outbreaks.
It doesn’t mater if the contamination was there pre Fukushima or after, these are significant amounts of Cesium contamination!
25th September 2013 – Portablog site video – MAX Alert, CDC Plans Live EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM Pandemic Flu Broadcast. We suspect a Human To Human Airborne H7N9 Variant has been detected by the USG, otherwise this level of preparation does not make fiscal sense.
The interviews provides a comprehensive overview of present situation a the the Fukushima Nuclear disaster site, and possible outcomes. There are also suggestions on what to do to protect your family, from the continual radiation releases from the site.
The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site could be inundated by a typhoon today. It would be a good idea to keep close eye on the situation. The highly radioactive groundwater was already dangerously close to flooding the site. The heavy rain could prevent staff from accessing the site, or maintenance equipment essential to the site stability. Use the list of International Monitoring stations, and Nuclear news sites, listed on this page to keep up to date on the situation.
Just in, 108 times background radiation detection by the Potrblog private monitoring station! An underground dump fire at the St Louis Bridgeton Missouri area USA, is the suspected source of this detection. This fire has been going on for months, and they have not been able to put it out. This dump has radioactive waste illegally dumped in it.
Columbia Nuclear Offers Partial Explanation As To Unusual Radiation Readings.
Also received this report from another contact after sending out Northern Hemisphere Alert.
Quote: (This is in reference to the NRC Columbia Nuclear event report.)
“I just got off the phone with the NRC inspector at CGS, Jeremy Groom. There wasn’t any increased radiation detected at CGS. What happened was that the air conditioner that keeps the stack monitor cool, failed. That caused the monitor to detect a higher level of background readings from the geranium crystal that is in the monitor. Because the stack monitor wasn’t working properly, CGS had to report it to the NRC. CGS is working on the problem, it is 95 degrees there today and hasn’t reported back to the NRC yet. I do not think that his answer is a cover-up.
This is the same monitor that was mis-calibrated for 11 years. Several field monitors are now in place to back up this system because of the calibration problem. I did ask him if CGS was headed back to degraded cornerstone status because of this monitor issue. He didn’t say that it wouldn’t happen but said that would be determined by the steps that CGS took to resolve the problem.”
Comment by me,
Not sure about this explanation provided by your contact. The email alert I sent out was not just because of the NRC report. It was also based on observations of the USA monitoring sites like netc.com. In the last couple of weeks it’s been easy to see the waves of radiation clouds passing over the USA, at times reaching Alert levels. These Alert levels happened a number of times at different locations in the USA recently.
There have been numerous recent reports from the web cam viewers of significant events, steam venting and bright flashes, plus very elevated detections on the monitoring systems at the Fukushimka site itself. There were also recent detections of Xenon in South Korea, plus Iodine and Xenon in some Japanese cites near Fukushima.
Quote from article on simply info;
Even more concerning is this statement from the head of Japan’s nuclear regulator who has not been someone prone to dramatic language. Shunichi Tanaka, head of the Japan NRA said this today in relation to the current problems at Daiichi. “We cannot waste even a minute,” he said. “This is what we have been fearing.”
I feel considering all the evidence, it is important to maintain a close eye on the situation.
August 21st 2013 - USA NRC issues a Fukushima recriticallity event report? by Peter Daley
An assessment by potrblog of a recent USA Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) report, indicates a radioactive cloud passing over the USA, was possibly from a criticallity occurring at Fukushima. I suggested in my last report, there was strong evidence that recriticallites have been occurring at Fukushima for some time now. Watch this youtube video for more detail.
MAX ALERT! Columbia Nuclear Detecting Unusual Radiation- Fukushima Recritical?
It would be wise to keep a close eye on events. To help you keep up to date with the unfolding events, a list of radiation monitoring and Nuclear news sites are listed above on this page. It is suggested that if you are located in the Northern Hemisphere, it would be wise at present to keep out of the rain, and avoid traveling by aircraft.
The Fukushima Nuclear disaster site has been getting very unstable. In early July, possible fires were seen on Fukushima webcam. There also have been lots of large steam events witnessed recently on the Fukushima live webcams. These events seem to be following a two week cycle at present.
Thanks to enenews webcam forum commenter ‘pure water’ for the screen shots of the possible fire at reactor 3. One other suggestion is it is not a fire, they were burning off Tritium near the reactor 3 building.
Radioactive Iodine I-131 was also detected in sludge in nearby cities. There were also increased levels of Tritium, Cesium and Strontium, detected in recent tests of water from bore holes at the Fukushima nuclear plant. This all points to the possibility that underground criticalities are occurring, or have occurred, recently at the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site.
Here is a list of International radiation monitoring stations if a major event happens at Fukushima.
Consumption of any Northern Pacific Ocean sea food is risky!
Headline in a recent Japanese news article.
“Tepco now admits radioactive water entering the sea at Fukushima, No. 1 Fisheries exec shocked by utility’s flip-flop on groundwater’s flow.”
Shocked, really! Anyone who has taken any notice of what has been happening at the Fukushima Nuclear disaster site from the very beginning, would not be shocked. Contamination has flowed into the Pacific Ocean for 28 months now. They use the word leak, to play it down. Their estimate is 600 tons a day of ground water is flowing into the Pacific Ocean. This estimate keeps increasing. This is probably a very conservative estimate! It’s a flood, not a leak!
Under the Pacific Ocean heading, at either sites below, to see the magnitude of these contamination reports.
It is important to keep an eye on reports at these two sites, so you know what to avoid. There are new reports being posted constantly. Contamination detection reports of Korean and Atlantic Canadian seaweed are two of the very newest.
26th June 2013 – This scientific report indicates that the amount of long lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the early stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than the short lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then.
Reported on the 14th June 2013:
“1.19 million becquerels/kg of radioactive iodine detected on leafy vegetables near Fukushima Medical University in March 2011. Being aware of this high radioactive iodine detection, Fukushima Medical University distributed potassium iodide pills to the doctors and nurses. The report points out that potassium iodine pills were not distributed to local men, women, and children. This university is located just south of Fukushima City.”
This would mean that 36.89 million Becquerel/kg of radioactive Iodine I-129 was on leafy vegetables, at a combined total for of I-129 + I-131 38.08 million Becquerel/kg. The bio-accumulation of I-129 poses a serious health problem for animal and human populations. Unlike radioactive Iodine I-131, which has a short half life of 8 days, or an environmental presence of 80 days +, radioactive Iodine I-129 has a half life of 15.7 million years.
Another pre Fukushima Argentina studying indicates that the I-129 will eventually reach the Southern Hemisphere, as it has from other major sources, like the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants of Cape de La Hague (France) and Sellafield (UK).
It would be logical to suggest that locations that had large bio-accumulation, or fallout detections of Iodine I-131 from Fukushima, eg. Japan, Southern California (In kelp), San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Europe etc., should be multiplying their detections by 31, to get their fallout amounts of Iodine I-129! (These large Iodine I-131 detection reports can be found at “Radiation Food Lab” and “The Food Lab”.
I have been informed by a reliable source, the reason the general population was not advised to take, or issued with Potassium Iodine pills, is that there was a worldwide shortage at the time. It was not possible to supply them to everyone, so who was chosen get them at the time?
With this level of long life Iodine contamination bio-accumulating in the environment, the question needs to be asked, is it necessary to take a clean sourced Iodine food supplement for the rest of one’s life?
Iodine supplements are not for everyone. We are all different. Some people taking them can get serious adverse side effects. No one should take them without medical advice from their doctor.
This is a subject that needs further research.
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